RIPESS releases its global vision paper
The Global Vision for a Social Solidarity Economy: Convergences and Differences in Concepts, Definitions and Frameworks paper released by the RIPESS network is part of a process of debate and consultation in which the network has been engaged from its first Global Forum on SSE in 1997 through to the present. The vision of SSE has been consistent, but underlying concepts, definitions and frameworks have, and continue to evolve.
In 2013, a global consultation was carried out by the continental networks, moving the dialogue through a mixture of live meetings, conference calls and electronic communications. Our intent was to deepen our understanding of the various approaches to SSE, so as to move towards greater convergence where possible, and to understand more clearly the differences that remain. We sought to have a better grasp of the specificities of local contexts, rather than to reach agreement on a single concept or definition. The Global Vision was one the main themes of the 5th International Meeting on SSE, held in Manila in 2013.
The global vision paper lays out the main elements from the discussions and identifies areas to explore further. The actors of SSE are invited to use this document as a tool for reference, reflection and education in their activities for building and promoting an alternative model of development based on SSE.
The global vision of SSE is an evolving process. We invite you to send us your comments using the form on the website or writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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